Early Childhood Education

The program focuses on the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children ages birth through eight years and the planning of activities and programs that are developmentally appropriate and are sensitive to the special needs and diversity of today’s children and families. Teacher training emphasizes developmentally appropriate curriculum design and instructional skill, based on guidelines set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The program includes extensive fieldwork observations and a total of 210-hour student teaching practicum.